2641 Poplar, Evanston


Incorporated in 1869 and picturesquely situated on the shore of Lake Michigan, just 16 miles north of Chicago, the Village of Winnetka offers tree-shaded streets and neighborhoods as well as three quaint in-town business districts. "Winnetka" is a Native American word meaning "beautiful land", and the village has retained the natural beauty that brought early settlers to the area.

Village of Winnetka

Chamber of Commerce

"The City of Evanston is the first suburb north of Chicago located on Lake Michigan. With its close proximity to Chicago, Evanston is extremely easy to reach. Evanston is only a half hour drive away from the bustling O'Hare International Airport and an hour away from Chicago Midway International Airport. The Chicago Transit Authority has extensive bus routes and trains running to and from Evanston to the city, the surrounding suburbs and the airports."

Source: City of Evanston Website

"Northwestern University, a major landmark of Evanston, was actually founded before the City itself. In 1851, the plans for Northwestern began and in 1855, Northwestern University opened its doors for the first time to 10 students. The founders of Northwestern, one being John Evans, submitted to the county judge their plans for a city and their wishes to rename the town Evanston in 1854. In 1857, the town of Evanston was named.

Today, Evanston is still thriving as an independent city. There are many cultural outlets in Evanston, there is a thriving business economy and public lakefront recreation activities. Evanston continues to prosper and refuses to be overshadowed by Chicago."

The City's website is absolutely packed with useful, fun information about everything from dining to shopping to museums and more.


Metra Rail

Recreational facilities include four public beaches and a boat launch, numerous parks and athletic fields, indoor tennis club, ice rink, public golf course and forest preserve areas. The Winnetka Community House, a non-profit organization, presents numerous recreational programs and activities for all age groups. Residents also enjoy abundant community organizations involving history, art, music, gardening, sports and other interests.

"Winnetka Community House is a unique non-profit on Chicago's North Shore that receives no tax dollars. Founded in 1911, the mission of the WCH is to enrich the lives of North Shore residents, their families and friends by providing educational, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for people of all ages. In addition to classes, programs and special events for every member of the family, the WCH has a full service Fitness Centre and full gymnasium available to users. Theater and dance productions are held year-round in historic Matz Hall thanks to groups like Children's Theatre of Winnetka, Ballet Entre Nouse and Village Follies."

Founded in 1932, the Winnetka Historical Society owns and operated two sites. The Museum and Headquarters at 411 Linden houses gallery space and is open for research. The Schmidt-Burnham Log House offers visitors a glimpse of life in the 1850s through the interpretation of costumed docents.

Park District

Winnetka Community House

Historical Society


Winnetka District 36 schools have a long tradition of progressive education and parental and community involvement. Ten years before the Village was incorporated in 1869, families in the town made private donations to finance the first public school. Today, children in District 36 attend one of three elementary schools (Crow Island, Greeley, and Hubbard Woods); a fifth/sixth grade center (The Skokie School); and a seventh/eighth grade middle school (Carleton Washburne School).

Award-winning New Trier Township High School delivers an academic program comprehensive in scope and providing the rigor of critical thought. Each department creates dynamic, relevant and challenging curricular offerings for students.

Winnetka Public Schools District 36

New Trier High School

School Ratings & Reviews

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2641 Poplar

Evanston, il 60201

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Mary O'Rourke Rosinski



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45 Green Bay Rd
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